Tagafrican fantasy

The Storm Is Over Now

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100,000 words done! 100,086 words to be exact. I am more relieved than anything. I was starting to get a bit antsy. I wanted to move on to the ‘make the story make sense’ stage. So what have I learnt about writing a 100,000 word fantasy tale… 1) You gotta gotta know your world – My characters move around quite a bit, and a map would have helped the writer alot. Heck, the...

I Believe I Can Fly

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Anyone who can guess the link between the title of this post and of my previous post gets a prize – The Men She Loved sent personally to their inbox! That aside, I am on 90,000 words now!!! Yay! *Does mental dance. I can’t believe it’s almost done. It has been a wild journey, but one I wouldn’t trade for anything; and support has come from the strangest places – from...

I Can See Heaven

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I have 15,000 words to go, to reach my goal of 100,000 words. I think I may cry out of the sheer joy and relief, knowing the figure is no longer so vast. Or perhaps the tears are merely due to exhaustion. I dunno. I have no idea where the last 15k will come from; but I have faith. I got this far, didn’t I? In honour of this magnanimous event, I will post an excerpt from the novel. I...

70K In February

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There is a little voice in my head trying to tell me not to write this post. “You should have finished this story in January,” it says “You’re not even done yet, what on earth are you celebrating?” Well voice and all ye cynics out there. I’m celebrating because: 70k is an achievement, dammit! 70k is my sweat and blood. 70k is nights and days of typing and...

Done, done and done!

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I can’t believe I actually did it! 50,000 words in one month! Now I’m not trying to make those who didn’t make it feel bad (and honestly, there is still time), but I can’t contain my excitement. I was really starting to freak out! When my laptop broke down on me (thank goodness for hard drives); I moved to my surface. When my surface died (I lost the charger); I moved to...

The Dreamwalker (1 AGAIN)

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So, I have finally figured out who Lara is and because of this discovery, the story has had to change a little to accommodate her desires, and quirks. Here goes, again…     Lara looked at her reflection. Her attendant Jumoke had done a satisfactory job. Her otherwise wild hair trailed down her shoulders in tiny braids; each end was held by a wooden bead. She turned her head this...

Meet My Character Blog Tour

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Sara saved me today cuz I had nooooo idea what I was gonna blog about (God works in mysterious ways). Anyway, she saved me by inviting me to join the ‘Meet My Character Blog Tour’ So here are the answers to the questions:   1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Lara; and she is a fictional character   2. When and where is the story...

The Dreamwalker (5)

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By the time she got to her village, she was dragging her feet as well as her sword. Her sandals had worn away to nothing and she had rinsed the blood off her feet in the last stream she had happened upon. The village was an open village; it was almost impossible to tell where the boundary began and ended. She took the left turn off the road and unto a well-worn path and walked down the path. Her...

The Dreamwalker (4)

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She knew before she opened her eyes that she was alone. Her back and neck felt stiff and sore, her legs a little numb and for no reason that she could fathom, she was wary. Lanle’s and Yume’s bags and possessions were gone but their donkey remained. It was odd that they would leave their donkey. She stood up and looked around and like a ghost, Dare slipped into view. “Did you see them leave?” He...

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